Estonian Relief Committee
Eesti Abistamiskomitee USA's
Our Mission

• Support fellow Estonians in need in the United States and in Estonia
The ERC provides financial support to registered non-profit organizations throughout the United States and Estonia that have the means to use our grants for charitable purposes to reach many in need.

• Help preserve and promote Estonian culture and heritage across the USA
The ERC provides charitable financial support to Estonian-American youth groups and camps, educational societies, choirs and dance groups, non-profits, and related projects and events.


The Estonian Relief Committee (ERC) provides financial support to charitable organizations of Estonian heritage in the United States and in Estonia.

The ERC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization sustained by voluntary, tax-deductible contributions from the public. It was established in 1941 in New York by local Estonians seeking to aid their fellow countrymen in need.

Since the rebirth of Estonian independence in 1991, Estonia's government and charitable institutions have increased their aid to the local population while new generations of Estonian-Americans have risen in the U.S.

As a result, the mission and scope of the ERC have evolved to meet the needs of our times in the Estonian-American community while we continue to support charitable projects for the needy in Estonia.

Recent Grants to Estonia

• Estonian Red Cross (Ukraine Relief Project)

• Tallinn Children's Hospital Foundation

• SOS Children's Villages in Estonia

• Estonian Support Union of the Deafblind

• Estonian Women's League (women's shelters)

• Estonian Food Banks

• Estonian Wounded Warriors Association

• Estonian Association of Injured Soldiers


Recent Grants in the U.S.

Estonian Societies and programs: New York, Long Island, Connecticut, Washington, Lakewood, Chicago, Seattle, San Francisco & Northern CA.

• West Coast ESTO 2019 and 2022

• Estonian Singing Choirs in the USA

• Estonian Folk Dancing Troops in the USA

• USA participation at 2019 Estonia Song & Dance Festival

• Estonian Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts in USA

• Federation of Associations for the Advancement of Estonian Youth (Järvemetsa/Lakewood campgrounds)

• Estonian American Amateur Athletes

• Foundation for Estonian Arts and Letters

• Estonian Archives in the USA

• Free Estonian Word programs